Post-Honeymoon To Do List

Post-Honeymoon Checklist

The honeymoon is over and you're back to reality with a few more to-do's to check off your list. Like that stack of gifts that is taking up residence in your living room. Although the wedding planning is no more, being a newlywed comes with a new set of priorities.

 

I. GIFTS + THANK YOU NOTES

It's time to tackle the mountain of gifts from your wedding guests. It is best to keep a solid record of who sent what to simplify the process of writing thank you notes. If you plan on returning a particular item, make sure to do it sooner rather than later. Otherwise that item is likely to sit in the back of the closet for a long time. 

 

II. CHANGING YOUR NAME

Changing your name involves a lot of time and paperwork. The first step is to file for a new social security card. Once that is complete a new driver's license is next in line followed by a laundry list of personal, work and miscellaneous items. Check out our Name Change blog for more information on this process. 

 

III. CASH PLAN

It's very common to collect a stash of cash after you have gone through your wedding gifts. It's important to sit down with your partner and discuss the options. There are so many possibilities, but take the time to have a real conversation on how best to use it. 

 

IV. PHOTOGRAPHY CHECK-IN

Check-in with your photographer on the progress of the wedding photos and whether or not they can share a sneak peek with you. Wedding albums make great gifts and keepsakes for family members, so make sure to ask your photographer what options they have to offer. 

 

V. THE WEDDING IS OVER SO NO NEED TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT

Your wedding was simply stunning! A gorgeous day filled with so much love and happiness. But now it's over and it's time to move on. Life is still moving forward and other celebrations and gatherings are taking place. Wedding withdrawal is a real thing, but don't worry, it will pass.

 

VI. THE NEXT STEPS

It may seem natural that the next steps after marriage include home buying and starting a family, but nothing has to be done immediately. Give it a little bit of time for you and your partner to be newlyweds. When the time is right, everything will fall into place.